To ensure catering businesses operating from the Holroyd Local Government Area meet all appropriate food safety and hygiene requirements, business operators are required to contact Holroyd City Council and, subject to meeting the relevant criteria, be registered to operate as a food catering business.
The focus of this public health initiative is directed to those businesses wishing to or currently providing catering to weddings, parties, school formals, corporate functions and similar celebrations in halls, gardens, parks, residences, or commercial premises.
These requirements apply to all food catering businesses in Holroyd, including spit roast caterers operating from a butcher's shop or domestic premises, in addition to those operating currently used as a restaurant or café or the like and known to Council.
To meet all the relevant food safety and requirements of the Food Standards Code, and to be subsequently approved by Holroyd City Council to carry out home or corporate catering, a business operator is required to lodge a written application with Holroyd City Council and provide details of the business address of the catering activity and of any development consent. An application will involve an inspection by an authorised Council Officer at a mutually convenient time.